Hi! I'm known to a lot of you as "Abraxan," author of two Harry Potter fanfic novels, "The Refiner's Fire" and its sequel, "The Time of Destiny" (and some ficlets that I've written since Destiny, which fit into its epilogue). I'm busy writing an original novel aimed at real-life publication. It's called "Star Sons" (so far - the publisher, once I find one, may change the title, but I HOPE they don't!) and is a trilogy (so far!). I thought it would be fun to start a blog and let people see the process I go through when writing. I'm also hoping you'll become interested enough in my writing to read my Harry Potter fanfics (and leave reviews!) as well as my original novels! You can read them on my Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HPRefinersFire/ They're also listed on Fanficauthors.net, Sink Into Your Eyes (hgnetwork.co.uk), Fanfiction.net and FictionAlley.org (Schnoogle)
"Star Sons" is a hero-quest magical fantasy novel, similar to "Lord of the Rings," "Harry Potter," Star Wars." My heroes are two brothers, Ethan and Jake Payne, who are mages. My hubby and I went to England recently on a vacation, and some of the things I observed and learned there are being incorporated into the novel.
I don't plan to reveal a lot of the plot to "Star Sons" here, but I will discuss the process, the research, the frustration and the fun I go through while trying to create a novel that will appeal to a wide audience. I hope you'll enjoy those posts!